Why Can't I Get These Roaches Out Of My Leesville Home?


Approximately 4,000 various species of cockroaches exist worldwide, with roughly 70 types found throughout the U.S. living outdoors and infiltrating homes and businesses. In South Carolina and Florida, cockroaches are often referred to as "palmetto bugs" because they are sometimes seen near palmetto trees. Once indoors, cockroaches continually quickly expand their presence by laying eggs, which progress through a nymph phase before reaching adulthood. 

Types Of Cockroaches

Some of the most common types of cockroaches in Leesville are as follows:

  • American cockroach: The American cockroach is among the most prominent types, with a body length often reaching two inches. When indoors, they are often seen in basements or other lower levels, and both males and females can fly.
  • German cockroach: Among the most common species globally, the German cockroach appears in tan or light-brown shades and measures approximately ½ inch long. Although they have wings, they are rarely seen flying.  
  • Oriental cockroach: Known for having a black, shiny body, the oriental cockroach prefers dark and damp conditions and emits a musty odor. 
  • Brown-banded cockroach: With a brown body and tan "band-like" markings, the brown-banded cockroach will invade homes and typically move toward dry and warm areas.

How Dangerous Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches do not bite; however, they are scavengers that travel through trash, drains, and sewers and have exposure to bacteria. They are known to contaminate the food and can cause salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, and dysentery. If a sizeable indoor infestation develops, some people with sensitivities may have allergic reactions.

The Challenges With Eliminating Cockroaches

Cockroaches pose many challenges that make them challenging to eliminate once they have infested the home and become deeply entrenched inside walls, below floors, and other hard-to-reach places. They are mainly nocturnal creatures that remain hidden during the daylight hours as they reproduce and expand their presence. Cockroaches can also move quickly to avoid being directly struck or sprayed.

Cockroaches often are seen in dark areas of the home, such as beneath appliances, in crawlspaces, and under sinks. In many cases, they will detect chemicals used for pest control and relocate to other rooms of a house or adjacent apartments in multi-unit buildings. Another problem with cockroaches is that they can survive by eating almost anything. Examples include glue, toothpaste, hair, insects, and much more as necessary. 

Do I Need Assistance From A Professional Exterminator?

The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. uses a proven strategy for effectively ousting unwanted critters. We start by completing a detailed interior and exterior inspection of the premises to assess the nature and extent of the problem and the likely causes. Next, we will propose the best treatment option using today's most innovative products and application methods.

Our experts will also identify any existing property conditions that might make your home vulnerable to other subsequent invasions from pests during the property assessment process. Part of our formula for our long-term success that spans several decades is attributed to offering the best customer service in the pest control industry and always standing behind the quality of our work with a satisfaction guarantee. 

Provider Of Professional Pest Control Solutions In Leesville

Did you know that the licensed technicians with The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. undergo sophisticated training according to many of the standards endorsed by the South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulations (SCDPR) and other leading industry advocates? As a family-owned service provider, we take the safety of our clients and the local ecosystem very seriously. In addition to cockroaches, we are well-equipped to eradicate termites, bed bugs, rodents, and many other bothersome and often dangerous pests. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and receive an estimate.

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